NEW on the ROAD
Rolling Home had long been the vehicular dream of Paul Prigg of Miami. Then one day he decided he would stop dreaming and make the thing. Here it is! It’s built of aluminum on a Packard chassis and motor with special heavy-duty springs. It sleeps four, has hot and cold water, closets, cabinets and, in fact, just about everything a couple would want in a home.
Auto Top Makes a Motor Boat
A KANSAS CITY man, unwilling to give up the joys of boating entirely for the joys of touring, has invented a camp-automobile of which the top is a complete motor boat, engine and all. The boat slides off on rollers and can easily be handled by one man, unlike some other one-man tops. It will carry six persons. Another extraordinary feature of the equipment of the automobile is a hot and cold water supply.
High ground clearance mates with a low silhouette in AM General’s new cross-country vehicle. Designed for a U.S. Army competition, the 1-1/4-ton prototype could serve as an anti-tank missile carrier, a fire-control vehicle, or even an ambulance, says the company.
NEW TUG’S PILOT HOUSE CAN BE RAISED OR LOWERED
Equipped with a movable pilot house that can be hoisted to a height of twenty-two feet above the waterline, or lowered to ‘ the main deck, one of the strangest of tow-boats is being built for service on the Chicago River.
Steel Rail at Center of Road Prevents Head-On Crash
White center lines on the highway warn motorists to stay in their own lanes, but they don’t prevent a crash if someone ventures across the line at the wrong time. Real protection is now offered by a center-line guard rail of convex steel strips supported by spring-steel posts, sturdy and resilient enough to absorb the shock of impact and deflect the car back to its proper lane. This traffic divider occupies no more space than is taken by the double white line.
SPEEDOMETER ON BACK OF CAR IS GARAGE AD
Installing a monster speedometer in the back of a car, as illustrated above, so that its reading will be plainly visible from the rear, is the latest way of advertising garage service. A legend on the dial reads, “How’s your speedometer?”, inviting the driver of a following car to keep pace while he compares his own instrument with the speed-indicating pointer.
Carefully calibrated for accuracy, it permits a quick and satisfactory check-up.
So apparently the controversy over gun control has a long and oft repeated history.
Also, I love the idea of giving speeders an “insanity test”.
COMMENT and REVIEW
Pistols and Automobiles Kill 20,000.
THE count of the death toll from revolvers and automobiles for 1922 is completed and rolls up the astounding total of 10,000 from pistols and revolvers, and about the same number from automobiles. In both counts many hundred, if not several thousand, who died weeks or months after the accident, and in the case of revolvers, many more who were killed and the bodies concealed and not yet found, were not included.
GERMAN TAIL-FIRST PLANE FLIES ACROSS CHANNEL
Germany’s tail-first plane, which appears to be flying backward, soared across the Channel to visit Britain in one of its first trial flights of any length. The triangular control surface at the upper right of the photograph above is the forward end of the strange-appearing craft when it is in flight.
Grasshopper Plane Jumps into the Air
An airplane that jumps into the air, like a grasshopper, is reported to have performed successfully in trial flights at an Alhambra, Calif., airport. Alonzo Mather, inventor of its boosting gear, sees possibilities for it in enabling airplanes to take off from the restricted space of a ship’s deck or a small field bordered by trees or cliffs.
The New Kattle Kaller AUTO HORN
LOOK! UNUSUAL XMAS GIFT!
Makes a Car BELLOW like a Bull
Completely different novelty horn. Sounds just like a lonesome bull. Imitates any cattle sound. Actually used by ranchers to call cattle. Makes low gentle tone, or roars full blast. Variable tone control located on steering column.